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How to provide new caregivers with funds to grocery shop, pick-up items for senior.

Concerned about how to "fund" a carer with money to pick-up prescriptions, grocery shop, etc. Do not want to give seniors credit or debit card. Also don't want to provide blank checks or cash. Anyone have any ideas or experience in this area.


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Pet care for elderly

My 80 year old Mom is a widow of 4 years and an animal lover. She says she is too unstable health wise to have a pet.  She worries if she passes, who will take care of the dog? I would REALLY love for her to have her own... more


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How do you Check in on your aging family and friends?

I have a single parent, living alone, who I could easily go a week without checking in on. To take care of my anxiety around whether or not she's okay, and avoid calling every single day to check in, I'm setting up a service that will send her a text... more


Is your elderly parent malnourished? Here's how to tell and what to do

With age comes change — and a lot of those changes can make eating a healthy, well-balanced diet more challenging. Loss of mobility, a change of social situation, chronic health problems like diabetes or heart disease, and tight finances all make it tougher for older adults to buy and prepare... more


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Is a garage sale a good way to help my mother make some extra money?

My mother doesn't have much money but she wants to have a garage sale. Is it a good way to earn some extra money?


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What are the pros and cons of live-in care vs. assisted living?

My elderly grandma wants to live at home, obviously, and we have the potential to hire a live-in caregiver. She's willing to have taxes paid out, etc, but I'm concerned about the legality of the rate of pay. We'd offset part of her salary for room/board... more


What is a nursing home?

A nursing home is a long-term residential facility for people who need around-the-clock medical care. It is usually staffed with skilled nurses and aides 24 hours a day. It is often considered the next step after an assisted living facility (though many residents enter nursing homes directly, without having been... more


18 quick, easy and healthy meals for seniors

If you're concerned you or the senior in your life isn't getting enough nutrition, there may be a number of reasons. Perhaps grocery shopping or cooking is too difficult, or meals just aren't as fun to eat alone. Regardless, eating healthy meals is of course incredibly important... more